Landsbyen-Into the North-An Epic Poem
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Aisling (ash-ling)- Irish, meaning dream or vision, derived from Gaelic, also, a form of Irish poetry
Bréagán- Irish meaning Toy
Ceridfen- Created name from “cerdd fenyw” - Welsh meaning poet woman
Chroí- Irish meaning heart
DynDoeth- Created name from “dyn doeth” - Welsh meaning wise man
Erlenkönig- Elf King, from the poem “Erlkönig” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Gwaldon- Invented name
Jessica- This spelling first used by William Shakespeare in 'The Merchant of Venice” but likely taken from the Hebrew Jesca, Isca or Yiska which was named in the Book of Genesis 11:29, meaning foresight (as in knowing what is to come)
Joulupukki- Finnish, Yule Goat or Oden's Goats- a pagan tradition celebrated as a human turning into a goat during the Yule Festival. “The goats of Oden” pulled Oden's sleigh across the sky during Yuletide
Litenalf- Created name from “liten alf”- Swedish meaning little elf
Lumi- Finnish meaning Snow
NydeligEn- Created name from “nydelig en”- Norwegian meaning beautiful one
Osviklig- Swedish meaning unfailing
Rådyrvokter- Norwegian meaning deer herder
Raðulfr- Old Norse meaning Counsel Wolf, Counsel of the Wolf, Wise Wolf (from rað - counsel and ulfr - wolf)
Reginn- Old Norse meaning King's advisor; a character, possibly a Dwarf, in Norse Mythology
Rian (ree-an)- Irish, meaning little king
Seileach- Scottish-Gaelic meaning Willow
Dia Athair- Irish meaning God the Father (Godfather)
Lullaby for a Son of the King- authors variant writing inspired by “Lullaby for a Son of Shulgi,” Sumerian, one of the first known lullabies, written for the son of Shulgi, King of Ur, circa 2100-2000 BC, who also claimed the title of King of Sumer and Akkad
Nordgrend- North Hamlet
Sprinteren- a hreinin deer, protector of Aisling
Village- The floating island where the Elfin Kingdom known as the 'Village Clan' reside.
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